Startup licenses ORNL technology for converting organic waste to hydrogen
Green Car Congress
AUGUST 17, 2019
The technologies work as a system that converts organic waste into renewable hydrogen gas for use as a biofuel. The system combines biology and electrochemistry to degrade organic waste—such as plant biomass or food waste—to produce hydrogen. During the microbial electrolysis process, a diverse microbial community first breaks down organic material. We waste about 40% of food that is produced in the world today, which generates methane in landfills.